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Denver Halloween: Mile High Haunts

Get ready for a spectacularly spooky October in Denver. Explore an eight-acre corn maze. Hear tales of Victorian horror. Take the kids trick or treating at the Denver Zoo or the Children's Museum of Denver. Roam the streets of Downtown Denver with hundreds of zombies!

Check back soon for full 2014 dates and information. 

Trick or Treat! Great Halloween Activities for Kids

Colorado's Coolest Corn Maze

WHEN: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Mid September through Late October (2014 dates TBA) 
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
Get lost at this year's Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield's eight-acre Corn Maze, one of the most attended corn mazes in the country. Wind your way through acres of corn, view the design from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges that overlook the giant Corn Maze, and watch the delight as younger children find their way through a special free McDonald's Mini-Maze designed just for them. Hayrides, and horse and pony rides will be available for an additional cost. An array of food vendors will offer some of your favorite fall foods, including freshly squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes, hotdogs and kettle corn. And don't forget to come out during Pumpkin Fest to pick the perfect jack-o-lantern from the Gardens' 10-acre patch.

Bug A Boo

WHEN: 2014 Dates TBA
WHERE: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster

Come meet the Butterfly Pavilion's creepiest crawliest friends while your kids scream around this safe, educational trick or treat street. This event, including games, costumes and candy, will have you bug out, just in time for Halloween.

Trick or Treat Train

WHEN: October 25-26 
WHERE: Colorado Railroad Museum
, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden
Ride the rails back in time through Railroad Halloween Town at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Catch a ride behind the historic locomotive in vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume. The Trick or Treat Train departs every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.Visit all the Town's special stops to fill your treat bag and tickle your funny bones. Visit the "not so spooky" haunted railcar or the Olde Railroaders silly graveyard. Get a picture of your costume as you pause for a photo in the Pumpkin Patch. Or warm your hands around the Hobo Campfire and sit a spell for kid-friendly storytelling.

Trick or Treat Street

WHEN: 2014 dates TBA
WHERE: Children's Museum of Denver, 2121 Children's Museum Dr.

It's the sweetest time of year so don your favorite costume and head to the Children's Museum of Denver for a trick-or-treating adventure bursting with fun! Parade from one Treat House to the next collecting goodies, craft classic Halloween creatures, brave your chances at the Monster Carnival and stroll through Pumpkin Hill. Activities included with Museum admission.

Boo At The Zoo

WHEN: 2014 dates TBA
WHERE: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St.

The annual Boo At The Zoo at the Denver Zoo offers more than 25 trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of the Denver Zoo. Activities free with zoo admission. 

Ghoulishly Fun Halloween Events and Activities

Elitch Gardens: Fright Fest

WHEN: Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays in October
WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Amusement Park, 2000 Elitch Cir. 

Once the sun goes down, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park is transformed from a theme park to a scream park as haunted houses come alive and ghost, ghouls and zombies take over. Free with regular admission, this popular event is a great way to get into the Halloween spirit!

Mile High Horror Film Festival

WHEN: 2014 dates TBA
WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr.

Horror at high altitude! The Mile High Horror Film Festival at the Alamo Drafthouse Denver is dedicated to celebrating the art and entertainment of independent horror films from around the world. This festival is full of fun, parties, panels, events, and, most importantly, chilling independent horror films. 

Victorian Horrors at The Molly Brown House Museum

WHEN: 2014 dates TBA
WHERE: Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St.

At the Molly Brown House Museum, costumed actors will bring to life tales of terror from such masters of Victorian gothic literature as Edgar Allan Poe, HG Wells and Mary Shelley. Come for the first time, or come again for a fresh set of terrifying tales!

Scream Scram 5K

WHEN: 2014 dates TBA
WHERE: Washington Park, S. Downing St. & E. Louisiana Ave.

Halloween is all about candy, but it can also be about staying fit, thanks to the annual Scream Scram 5K Run/Walk in Washington Park. Put on your costume and your sneakers and hit the pavement. At the finish, hang out at Trick or Treat Street for yummy food, award presentations and prize drawings for best costumes and top finishers.

Denver Zombie Crawl

WHEN: 2014 date TBA
WHERE: Downtown Denver

Afternoon of the Living Dead? Denver will be holding the largest Zombie gathering in history at Skyline Park -- the Denver Zombie Crawl. Put on your best zombie makeup and outfit and join the fun. This is an ALL AGES and FREE event. Everyone is welcome. The organizers do however ask that you bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank of the Rockies.

Capitol Hill Horror Stories with Tom "Dr. Colorado" Noel

WHEN: 2014 date TBA
WHERE: Grant Humphreys Mansion, 777 Pennsylvania St.

Pay your respects to some of Colorado's liveliest deceased characters and while dinning with the disinterred on Halloween refreshments and hear their terrifying tales at the Grant Humphreys Mansion. Storytellers include Dr. Colorado (Tom Noel), storytellers Edger Allen Poe (Dennis Gallagher), Mary Elitch (Debra Faulkner), Molly Brown (Charla Stilling), Mattie Silks (Patti Lundt), Mrs. Adolph Coors II (Kim Field), Mrs. Uerttea Croke (Amy Zimmer), Helen Bonfils (Susan Liehe), and other exhumed eccentrics. Libations and light delights are included.

Halloween Full Tea

WHEN: 2014 date TBA
WHERE: Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St.

Halloween was a favorite Victorian holiday. At the Molly Brown House Museum, come explore traditional decorations, enjoy special tea treats and show off your spookiest or wackiest costume. Best costumes win prizes! This tea includes a tour of the Museum and the entire event lasts approximately an hour and a half.

A Halloween BOO-lesque Show!

WHEN: 2014 dates TBA
WHERE: Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St.

Join the adorable Clocktower Clockettes at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret as they pay a spooky burlesque tribute to all the thrills and chills of America's spookiest holiday! You'll see zombies, vampires, witches, black cats and even The Blob... scenes so frightening they'll scare The Clockettes right out of their shirts! Aerial feats, jugglers, magicians, comedy and camp by your favorite "naughty" host, Lannie's very own, Naughty Pierre. Old fashioned fun with interactive comedy and costume contest prizes. 

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

November 1
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.

Denver Botanic Gardens celebrates Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a festival of "welcome" for the souls of the dead. This celebration will feature live entertainment, artists and dancers. Attendees will enjoy a "Sugar Skull" making area, an area where they can create "Papel Picado", and more. Complimentary face painting stations and a complimentary photo booth will also be on hand.

October Ghost Ride 

WHEN: 4:30 - 9:30 PM , October 11th or 18th
Ebner Tours & Events will guide you through a haunted October evening with a ghost tour of the historic Cheesman Park. Following the "hauntings" of Capitol Hill, you'll find yourself at Anderson Farms, home of Colorado's longest-running corn maze & pumpkin patch. Ebner Tours & Events also offers "Terror in the Corn", a haunted hay ride and ghost town for those who crave the ultimate night of fright.  

Linger

2030 W. 30th Ave.
Looking to plan a truly unique Halloween date night? Book a table at Linger, located in the hip lower Highlands neighborhood. The restaurant is housed in a somewhat spooky building -- a former mortuary! Don't worry, the more gruesome aspects have been fully removed. In their place is a fun, retro-cool atmosphere -- and great food from acclaimed chef Justin Cucci. The owners have displayed just the right amount of blak humor in the decor. Check out the happy hour menus printed on oversized morgue toe tags, or the apothecary jars used to serve water in.

Stanley Hotel

333 E. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park 
See why the Stanley Hotel in nearby Estes Park inspired Stephen King to write The Shining! King stayed at this historic hotel in the mid-70s, and ended up writing one of the great horror masterpieces of all time. "When we arrived, they were just getting ready to close for the season, and we found ourselves the only guests in the place - with all those long, empty corridors," he recalled. "By the time I went to bed that night, I had the whole book in my mind." On the Stanley's Ghost & History Tour, experience it for yourself. See room #217, where the creation of The Shining began, hear stories of ghost sightings in the hotel's most haunted rooms, and take a tour through the underground tunnel!

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